Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||20|
|European Credit Transfer System|
This module examines the study of meaning at the level of pragmatics: how sentence and utterance meaning are constructed and negotiated by writers/ speakers and readers/ listeners in interaction. It explores the role of writer/ speaker intentions and discourse context in utterance production and interpretation. Students will examine key debates in contemporary pragmatic theory, and develop advanced skills in selecting and applying relevant pragmatic theories to the analysis of different types of vernacular language data.
This module will cover some of the following:
1. Different theories of pragmatics
2. Research methods in pragmatics (experimental, corpus)
3. Relationship between what is said and what is meant
4. Role of context and speaker/ writer intentions
5. Construction and negotiation of utterance meaning
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||22||1:00||22:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||50:00||50:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||30:00||30:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||11||1:00||11:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Project work||1||40:00||40:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||47:00||47:00||N/A|
LECTURES are used, primarily, to impart information and provide an overall coherence for the module. – SEMINARS are used to consolidate students’ understanding of the lecture and reading materials as well as for the planning and preparation of assignments. GUIDED INDEPENDENT STUDY is used for the preparation of seminar exercises as well as for the preparation and completion of assignments.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written exercise||1||M||30||1,000-word written exercise|
Formative Assessment is an assessment which develops your skills in being assessed, allows for you to receive feedback, and prepares you for being assessed. However, it does not count to your final mark.
|Report||1||M||500-word report on an aspect of pragmatic theory|
The WRITTEN EXERCISE tests students’ problem-solving and analytical skills. – The ESSAY tests students’ presentation and argumentation skills.
The formative assessment provides students with an opportunity to practise and receive feedback on skills required for completion of the summative assignments.